The Government of Jharkhand and Oracle on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) intended to develop citizen services and to make Jharkhand an attractive destination for start-ups.
The MoU was signed by Shri Sunil Kr Barnwal, Secretary, IT & e-Governance, of Jharkhand and Shri Shailender Kumar, Regional Managing Director of Oracle India, in the presence of the Honourable Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Raghubar Das and Oracle CEO Safra Catz at Oracle OpenWorld in New Delhi.
As part of the MoU, the Government of Jharkhand and Oracle will jointly explore and identify areas in which Oracle’s latest cloud-based technologies can be used to deliver improved citizen services and to address the state’s citizen and business requirements.
Commenting on the initiative, Safra Katz, CEO Oracle, said: “India’s rapid transformation echoes the generational shift taking place in the technology industry. Just as the cloud is triggering broad innovation within the technology industry, it will also drive changes and increase efficiency within emerging economies like India.”
She also added, “It is incredible that GST was passed in March and will be effective from July. So in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India and Make in India, we are launching ERP Cloud here. With ERP cloud, you can streamline your enterprise business processes, procurement, project portfolio management and more and you can increase productivity, lower costs and improve controls.”
Similarly, Odisha Government has also signed a MoU with Invest India to promote Startups of the state.
Oracle has over 40,000 employees in India and will be looking to work with Jharkhand’s administration to support entrepreneurship, create opportunity and improve services for its citizens as it has done with governments around the world.
With collaboration with Oracle, Raghubar Das, Chief Minister of Jharkhand, quoted: “The Government of Jharkhand is steadfast in working toward the benefit of its citizens. We want to be the top choice with global companies for investments and be India’s start-up hub. Oracle’s rich global experience, technology expertise and strong capabilities, make them ideal partners for us.”
The key areas of collaboration between Oracle and the Jharkhand government would be the usage of cloud services to support the state in various administrative functioning like database management, common citizen services centre. Read more about Indian Startup Ecosystem.